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Greek Feta, Olive, Lemon and Basil Tart


  • For the tart

  • 180g puff pastry

  • i egg for glazing

  • 100g feta cheese – crumbled

  • ½ red onion, chopped finely

  • ½ zest of finely grated lemon & 1tsp lemon juice

  • 50g black olives

  • olive oil

  • 12 leaves of basil

  • sea salt and black pepper

  • For the salad

  • 2 plum tomatoes – sliced thinly

  • 1 head of romaine salad

  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • pinch of sea salt

  • black pepper


  • 1.

    Roll out puff pastry into a 8” by 4” rectangle.  Crimp around the edges and dot the centre with a fork.  Egg wash and bake for 12 – 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius until lightly brown.  

  • 2.

    In a bowl, crumble the feta cheese, add chopped red onion, lemon zest, lemon juice, olives and seasoning.  Then add splash of olive oil and ripped basil leaves, toss well and arrange in centre of tart.  Bake for 2 – 4 minutes at 180c until cheese softens.

  • 3.

    Arrange sliced tomatoes in circle on middle of plate, season with sea salt and black pepper.  Pick romaine salad leaves and put in a bowl with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, toss leaves and sautée in hot frying pan for 1 minute.  

  • 4.

    Remove from pan and put back in the bowl. Arrange over tomatoes and spoon around dressing. Serve alongside the tart.

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